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April 18, 2013
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Ilene Kibel

Ilene Ruth Kibel lived in Grass Valley, Calif. and died April 8, 2013, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was 86.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 944 S. Canyon Way, Colfax, Calif. Ilene’s family would like to invite all family and friends to a meal, which will be served directly after the service at the Colfax Community Center.

She was born May 8, 1926, in a small town in Colorado. In 1946, she married Lawrence Kibel, and they moved to Orange County, California. Ilene passed away a faithful servant of Jehovah God. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1964. Her loved ones look forward to seeing her again in God’s promised renewed paradise earth “when pain and death will be no more” (Rev. 21:3,4).

They had six children, Jodie (Stephen) Urasz, Tim (Denise) Kibel, Richard (Linda) Kibel, Don Kibel, Rosellen Rothchild, Larry (Sandra) Kibel; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two grandsons, Stephen Kibel and James Rothchild.

Memorial donations may be made to Watchtower through the local Kingdom Hall or at

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The Union Updated Apr 18, 2013 02:58PM Published Apr 18, 2013 02:58PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.